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Sir Erskine William Gladstone (b.1925) as Chief Scout

© the artist's estate. Photo credit: The Scout Association

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The sitter was born 29th October 1925 and the son of Sir Charles Andrew Gladstone and Isla Margaret Gladstone (née Crum). He was educated at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford. He married Rosamund Anne Hambro in 1962 and succeeded his father as the 7th Baronet of Fasque and Balfour in 1968. His Great Grandfather was Prime Minister William Ewart Gladstone. Gladstone served in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve during the Second World War mainly based in the Indian Ocean on destroyers between 1943 and 1946.

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    oil on canvas

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    90 x 70 cm

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